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What Mistakes Constitute Medical Malpractice?

Published on January 13th, 2021

Personal Injury Lawyer

When you’re injured or become ill because of the negligence of a medical professional, chances are you could have a medical malpractice case to discuss with a medical malpractice lawyer, like from MartinWren, P.C.,, but you might not be sure. While there are hundreds of issues that could result in medical malpractice, the following are a few common mistakes that could give you a better idea of what constitutes malpractice.

Errors With Medication

Taking the wrong medication could not only be detrimental to your health; it could be deadly. If you take a medication prescribed by your doctor, and begin to feel severe adverse reactions, there’s a chance you’re taking the wrong medication, the wrong dose or at the wrong frequency. Your doctor, pharmacist or nurse could be to blame.

Errors in Diagnosis

Some conditions are simply difficult to diagnose because the issue is unknown, or because there are a lot of conditions your symptoms could point at. Of course, delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis isn’t always a casual issue. Sometimes misdiagnosing an issue can cause serious effects for a patient. Without proper treatment of the right condition, you could suffer more than you need to. The doctor would be liable for an improper, delayed or missed diagnosis.

Errors With Anesthesia

Have you ever heard a story about a patient who was awake during his or her surgery, but was unable to say anything? Those are the situations that result in medical malpractice cases. Whether you had too little anesthesia or too much, the results could be devastating, and you could be able to seek compensation through a lawsuit against the anesthesiologist.

Errors in Childbirth

Injuries during childbirth happen often, but not all of them should happen. While some are natural and expected, others are due to a serious lack of judgment on the part of your medical professional. Many complications during childbirth can be avoided if the doctor anticipates problems properly and works to avoid those problems. Whether you or your child were injured, you may want to seek damages.

Errors During Surgery

Surgical errors are some of the most common mistakes that end up in a medical malpractice case. Because there are so many precautions medical professionals should take beforehand, as well as so many complications that can take place during the surgery, surgeons need to be extremely meticulous about these types of procedures. When one fails to provide proper care before, during or after a procedure, you shouldn’t have to suffer for it.

Hiring a Lawyer

If you were the victim of medical malpractice, you should seek compensation from the responsible party. Contact and hire a medical malpractice lawyer today.

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